Joe Friday and Frank Smith investigate a case of child neglect in one of LA's wealthiest neighborhoods. Season 3, Episode 24 Original Air Date: February 11, 1954 ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Dragnet, Child Neglect, Jack Webb, public domain
Top-of-the-line noir melodrama featuring Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. Don't miss it. (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: noir, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Cary Grant, Movie Powder, avi
Directed by Leo McCarey, this 1939 romantic classic is the first and best version of the old warhorse of a fateful shipboard romance between an aimless playboy and a nightclub singer, both engaged but appearing to be destined to reunite on the top floor of the Empire State Building. The elaborate, shot-for-shot 1957 remake again directed by McCarey with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr is much better known, and Warren Beatty even saw fit to remake it yet again with his wife Annette Bening for a 1994... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer
Sadie Thompson vs. The Puritans. Maxwell Anderson's screenplay of the W. Somerset Maugham story. Joan Crawford. Walter Huston, William Gargan For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry ( 6 reviews ) Topics: drama, South Seas
A black night watchman in a chemical factory finds the body of a young white woman in the basement. Blamed for the murder, the man is tried but the real killer is unmasked during the trial. Loosely based upon elements of the Leo Frank murder trial. ( 4 reviews )
Rare episode of the 1950s TV show "Coke Time", which starred pop-crooner Eddie Fisher. Each episode featured him performing popular songs of the time, and usually featured a broadway star singing a song (This episode features short performance by Diahann Carroll). And yes, It also features commercials for Coca-Cola! The show aired live, and was recorded via kinescope. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Coke Time, Coca-Cola, Classic Commercials, Eddie Fisher, Musical Television, Diahann Carroll,...
This is the famous scene when Christine (played by Mary Philbin) unmasks the Phantom, Erik (played by Lon Chaney). This scene scared audiences so badly that, according to some old timers I talked to, there was a sharp increase in sales of replacement theater seats. No kidding! ( 5 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, historic, 1925, classic movies, The Phantom Of The Opera, Universal Pictures,...
Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders! - IMDB Description ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Sci-Fi, Movie Powder, avi
Buck Rogers (1939) re-edited from serial to feature format and re-released for theatrical distribution in 1953; an American soldier suspended in time wakes up to find himself in the futuristic world of the year 2500. Updated: I've corrected the title, it took two very obvious reviews for me to realize it should be "Planet Outlaws" not "Plant Outlaws". In my defense I am the product of a North Carolina public school. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Buck Rogers, Sci FI
Taken from IMDB: (U.S. Version) A mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to Venus is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the race that created it. ( 7 reviews ) Topic: Sci-Fi
"Hercules Unchained", [Format is XviD avi (Website needs to add XviD to format types, is way better than DivX!!!)] second and last film with Steve Reeves as Hercules (our favorite hunky Hercules actor). A Joseph E. Levine film, (an Italian-French co-production). Also starring Sylvia Lopez, Gabriele Antonini, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni. If you are a "Spaghetti Sandal" action and adventure fan, you are sure to like this film. It picks up after the first Steve Reeves... ( 8 reviews ) Topic: Hercules, Hercules Unchained, Action, Adventure, Sphaghetti Sandal, Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina,...
Episode 'The New Arrival' of the popular though controversal 50's sitcom "Beulah". Louise Beavers played Beulah. Cast: Louise Beavers: Beulah David Bruce: Harry Henderson Jane Frazee: Alice Henderson (most of this description has been removed. What was I thinking when I submitted it?) ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's Sitcom, Fifties, Rare, Beulah, African American History
'The Beulah Show' was the first TV series to feature an African American woman in the lead role. This episode is called "The Waltz". The show starred Hattie McDaniel. It's commonly believed that most episodes of this show were destroyed. The show was controversial for claims of "racial stereotyping", though to be honest, I could think of plenty of shows that did the same thing years later without complaint. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, African American, Controversial, Maid, Retro, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
Vincent Price gives a stellar performance as the suavely malevolent host of a "haunted house party" who offers his guests $10,000 if they can survive a night in the murderous mansion. Watch for the great Elisha Cook Jr,(he played Wilmer in the "Maltese Falcon") as the groveling homeowner. The eerie looking home used for the exterior shots is the Ennis Brown house in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924. It was later used in the films "Blade... ( 17 reviews ) Topics: Vincent Price, haunted house, horror, William Castle
A plane flying to the Bahamas gets blown off course and crashes on the island of the mysterious Dr. Sangare. Jefferson Jackson (Mantan Moreland) tries to warn his fellow survivors that the island's haunted but they all soon learn there's more going on than they initially supposed... Find out more about this movie on its IMDB page. ( 21 reviews ) Topics: zombies, voodoo, Mantan Moreland, horror, pdmovies
Rare 1949 episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers". The show is about a "Space Captain" and his "Video Ranger" who must the galaxy from the evil Dr. Pauli. . The show was live, which would explain the missed cues. Most episodes are presumed lost. The series was never liked by TV critics, though proved popular with children. Later seasons had improved writing. However, as corny as the show was, it did prove influential on later series.... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Captain Video, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Camp, Low Budget, Live TV, Classic TV, DuMont...
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... ( 22 reviews ) Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright... ( 29 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Cat-Women, Sonny Tufts, B-Grade, Elmer Bernstein
Atmospheric 60s B-horror film with a cult following. Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around with two friends but everything goes wrong when challenged to a drag race and their car gets forced off of a bridge. The car sinks into the murky depths, and all three women are assumed drowned. Some time later Mary emerges unscathed from the river. She tries to start a new life by becoming a church organist but Mary finds herself haunted by a ghostly figure that instills fear and dread into... ( 41 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Horror
Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue. ( 40 reviews ) Topics: screwball, comedy, romance
byCharles Burg, J. Edward Reynolds, Hugh Thomas Jr., and Edward D. Wood Jr.
From IMDb: "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not... ( 32 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Horror